Sorting through the week's new singles and songs that have surfaced online over the last seven days, Jamie Skey (@jamie_skey) presents five songs you need to hear this week...
Experimental electronica duo Gum Takes Tooth return with radioactive noise They Watch Through Soil, which finds them back in their most hazardous while in their natural habitat - the live setting. Once viewed, like the after effects of taking acid, your brain (and potentially your reproductive system) might never be the same again.
Oli Deakin of fuzz-pop outfit Beat Driver has taken a sabbatical from his day job to explore his affinity for the likes of Bill Callahan, Sparklehorse and Bonnie Prince Billy through solo-project Lowpines. His next single Call Off The Hunt is a slow-burning torch song that could safely guide you through the disorientating wilderness of heartbreak.
Though fresh on the scene, 22-year-old part-Mexican, part-French multi-instrumentalist and producer Andrea Balency has already worked her way into the address books of the likes of The Cure, James Blake and Mount Kimbie, who’ve all tapped her up for support slots. It’s easy to see why she’s in great demand: her Cocteau Twins-meets-SBTRKT waves of avant-garde gorgeousness on You've Never Been Alone are perfect for dreaming as well as dancing to.
Brighton is known as a destination for the odd the dirty weekends, and sleazy psych rockers Strange Cages channel their hometown’s saucy resources on Desert, a Theo Verney-produced wad of wonky-legged riffs and thirsty vocals.
While she’s not only shared stages with Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, the Canadian producer Mozart’s Sister also shares those two artist’s outlandish approach to writing music, with Enjoy being crammed with R&B sass and neon-bass depth charges.